Clean up Canada's fracking mess

Infrared camera captures potent methane emissions from gas compressor station.

UPDATE: The federal government has released its strategy to reduce potent methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Unfortunately, the strategy includes a delay we can't afford. Since we now know the industry’s real climate impact is much bigger than reported, these regulations need to be stronger and implemented sooner.

We expect pushback from the oil and gas industry, so it’s important to let government know that Canadians want swift action. Please SEND YOUR MESSAGE NOW!

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The liquefied natural gas/fracking industry is dumping methane and other harmful chemicals into the air 24 hours a day. Methane is a greenhouse gas that traps 84 times as much heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change and making this a serious problem.

David Suzuki Foundation researchers recently discovered methane emissions are at least 2.5 times higher than the government estimates, meaning the LNG/fracking industry is much dirtier than we've been told.

Even abandoned wells are constantly spewing out methane.

Cutting methane pollution is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to address climate change. The federal government can eliminate these emissions if regulations aren’t watered down or delayed because of pressure from the oil and gas industry. This is a key moment that will affect Canada’s ability to fight climate change.

The good news is that, because of its potency and short lifespan, eliminating methane emissions from fracking will have a quick and major impact on addressing climate change.

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